Reik, Havivah

   Palestinian resistance fighter of Slovak birth. She settled in Palestine in 1939. In 1944 she volunteered to join the allied forces as a parachutist. She was dropped into Poland, where she organized radio communica-tions with the allies and Jewish partisan groups, and aided the escape of refugees. She was eventually captured and shot.

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  • Reik, Havivah (Emma) — (1914–44)    Parachutist heroine. At the age of twentyfive, Havivah Reik emigrated to Palestine from her native Slovakia and joined kibbutz Ma’anit. In 1944 she was one of four volunteers parachuted into Nazi occupied Slovakia on a sabotage and… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Haviva Reik — (Chaviva Reich, Havivah Reich) (1914 1944) fut l’un des 32 (ou 33) parachutistes Juifs Palestiniens que l’Agence juive et le Special Operations Executive ont envoyés de Palestine en Europe pour des missions militaires dans les pays occupés par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Haviva Reik — (Chaviva Reich, Havivah Reich) (1914–1944) was one of thirty two (or thirty three) Palestinian Jewish parachutists sent by the Jewish Agency and the Special Operations Executive (SOE) from Palestine on military missions in Nazi occupied Europe.… …   Wikipedia

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  • BANSKA BYSTRICA — (Hg. Besztercebánya; Ger. Neusohl), town in Slovakia. As Banska Bystrica was a mining town and settled partially by ethnic Germans, Jews were not permitted to live there until 1858. The Jewish congregation was established in 1868. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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